Penn Current Express

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December 15, 2011

Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,

The Penn Current Express is a newsletter bringing you timely news stories about the Penn community. The next Penn Current Express will be delivered to your inbox on Jan. 12. 


On Tuesday, Dec. 13, researchers at the Large Hadron Collider announced that they had made significant progress in their search for the Higgs Boson, a particle theorized to be responsible for imbuing other particles with mass. Read more...      

Rare Book Library

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library has completed the first phase of its multi-year renovation project to transform the space into a special collections center that will also offer patrons scenic views of the Penn campus and the city. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Richard Berk

Richard A. Berk, a professor in the Wharton School and the Department of Criminology in the School of Arts and Sciences, discusses crime, punishment and how many aspects of human misconduct can be predicted and solved by math. Read more... 


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Weiss Pavilion awarded LEED gold certification
The Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field has been awarded a LEED Gold certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Read more...              


War's Waste

Beth Linker's book "War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America" chronicles how rehabilitation became the federal government's official policy to "rebuild war cripples" returning from World War I. Read more... 



Resolving to change the tone of resolutions

The web-based project Resolution '12 seeks to encourage people to make New Year's resolutions that aren't self-serving, but serve the needs of others. Read more...   



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